They're made from coconut shell, a sustainable product. While the trees take 25 to 30 years to mature and produce viable wood, their fruit - the humble coconut - takes only six months.
For paper arts projects, you can give the buttons an aged appearance by lightly sanding the rim and adding Tim Holtz Distress Inks or any dye ink to the surface.
Alternatively, you can sponge a small amount of white paint around their outer edge or add a coat of a dimensional finish such as Glossy Accents to their surface.
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AT A GLANCE Diameter: Approx 25mm Thickness: Approx 2mm Pieces per pack: 6 - 2 x Eat, 2 x Pray and 2 x Love (please convo me if you want more) Material: Coconut shell, paint Colours: Green (hijau) and white (putih) Shipping: These items will ship from Ubud, Bali, via registered post with a tracking number, and you'll almost certainly have to sign for them on delivery. They'll be packaged to protect them in transit, and the cost will be included in my shipping fee. You can save by combining shipping with other Indounik purchases. Extra info: These buttons are hand-tooled and drilled so they are quite rustic in appearance. The paintwork is screenprinted by hand and there may be slight imperfections or differences between each button. Due to varying monitor settings there may be slight differences between what you see on your screen and the actual colours. Each of the three buttons is available in its own separate listing.
BACK STORY Julia Roberts has famously converted to the Hindu religion since filming Eat Pray Love in Italy, India and Indonesia.
At one time, Hinduism was the predominant religion of all Indonesia but with the spread of Islam, artists, musicians and courtesans of the last great Hindu kingdom, the Majapahit, fled Java to neighbouring Bali.
The Island of the Gods is the biggest Hindu outpost outside India, though the religion practised there is a unique blend of Hindu, Buddhist, Javanese and animist beliefs.
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The scrapbook paper that I've used in the background of my photos is Foliage Moss Green, a vellum from Magenta.